"Last June, Microsoft announced that it would no longer
be selling XP. Even then. Microsoft had started backing away from
its flat statement that XP was history.
"First, the rise of netbooks, which all were using desktop
Linux, frightened Microsoft into offering XP Home to netbook
vendors. It was already too late. Desktop Linux now runs on about
three out of ten netbooks. It's no wonder that Windows has, at long
last, dropped below 90% of desktop market share."